How do you GUYS think of this? COPIED FORM China

xmlaohan

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ANYBODY HAS SEEN THIS DIY pill?
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StarHalo

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I've been thinking for some time that it'd be a do-able idea to just use plumbing parts as flashlight components; the metal is very strong, you could endlessly lego parts, coming up with your own parts would be ridiculously simple, and there'd be no end to the number of configuration possibilities. I dig it.

Not sure about the "Sunclean" name though..
 

shomie911

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I should go to the home improvement store and bring a few 18650 and RCR123 batteries and see what fits.

That's an easy way to get bodies for flashlights. I never thought of that.
 

greenLED

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Milkyspit's been using plumbing parts since forever for some of his classic builds (Milky candle and a few others).
 

Oznog

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Brass is a relatively poor thermal conductor. Surprising since it's mostly copper, but no, brass has only about 25% of the thermal conductivity. Less than half the conductivity of aluminum too.

Coppe plumbing parts would be great! But there are not many cast thick copper parts around at the store.
 

Calina

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Brass is a relatively poor thermal conductor. Surprising since it's mostly copper, but no, brass has only about 25% of the thermal conductivity. Less than half the conductivity of aluminum too.

Copper plumbing parts would be great! But there are not many cast thick copper parts around at the store.

It is true that brass is a relatively poor thermal conductor when compared to pure aluminium but it is not necessarily so when compared to aluminium alloy, which is what you get most of the time.
 

degarb

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I will be interested in sizes of plumbing that fit 18650's and 123's.

How does brass compare with plastic?
 

Mike Painter

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It's been done but most found the advantages were considerably outweighed by the disadvantage as an EDC
 

Crenshaw

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wow, thats actualy really cool....

i also thought about it, but without a lathe to do anything, i didnt think to hard....

i DID use a pipe cap-screw thing as a heatsink for a mod i built though...

it might not be great thermal conductivity, but hopefully its got enough thermal capacity

Crenshaw
 

David Gretzmier

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I built several landscape lights using copper pipe and fittings for MR-16, Mr-11 and mr-8 12 volt bulbs. I've played around with different reflectors but never built a flashlight out of those parts.
 

Aircraft800

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I almost blew soda out my nose, I used to build a tobacco pipe like that when I was much younger and dumber. Those were the days...

I like the style
 
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